Entries by Melanie Hick from 01/2012

Big Ben New Year's Eve Fireworks 2012

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK
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Big Ben made sure the Olympic year was welcomed with a bang in a stunning display that saw fireworks launched from the tower at midnight. In a firs...

British Woman Dies After Caribbean Cliff Plunge

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK
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The family of a British woman who was killed after plunging from the top of a Caribbean clifftop on Christmas Day have described her death as "a terri...

Met Police Set Up Olympics Match Fixing Unit

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A dedicated police intelligence unit is to be introduced at the London 2012 Games tasked with identifying illegal betting practices and attempts to fi...

Haydn Evans's Body Found In Chester Lake

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Police have confirmed a body found in a lake is that of a teenager who went missing after a Christmas party. Haydn Mark Evans, 18, from Mold, North...

Man Dies After New Year's Eve Assault

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A man died after he was assaulted at a New Year's Eve party, police said. Police and an ambulance were called to a house in Helmsley Close, Hockwel...

Two Men Seriously Injured In Colliery Explosion

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Two men have been seriously injured after an explosion at a former colliery, police have said. The men aged 38 and 26 are believed to have potentia...

SAS Soliders 'Should Be Forced To Take Up Counselling'

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK
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SAS soldiers should be forced to take up counselling to avoid the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) later in life, the widow of a veteran...

New Year's Day Parade Ushers In Olympic Year

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK
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Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to line the streets of the capital to watch the New Year's Day Parade celebrating the start of the Olympi...

Duane Knott, Army Solider, Stands By Afghan Shooting Account

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

A Territorial Army soldier being investigated by military officials after shooting dead a suspected Taliban bomber in Afghanistan has defended his act...

Happy New Year 2012 - How The World Celebrated

Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

2011 is now just a memory, as 2012 has been welcomed in by revellers all around the world. Samoa was the first country to welcome the new year, th...

David Cameron Claims To Have Finished Angry Birds

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

David Cameron boasted in an interview he has "finished" the addictive game, which sees players destroy pigs by firing birds from sling-shots....

Netflix Launches In UK With Free One Month Trial

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

On more nail was hammered into the coffin of the DVD rental store, as Netflix, the online TV and film streaming service, launched in the UK. Netfl...

Who Will Update Your Facebook Status If You Die?

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

How are you going to update your Facebook status when you're dead? This real (after)life problem has a solution thanks to the iDie Facebook app. I...

Hackers Reveal UK Military And Civil Servants Details

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

British military officials, civil servants and parliamentarians have had their email addresses published on the internet after they were obtained by h...

Nasa Photo Of The Day: The View From Space

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

If you had a massive new year and can't believe we're in 2012 already, it's time to take stock of just how insignificant the arbitrary date change act...

Acer Unveils World's Thinnest PC Laptop

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

Acer has revealed the world's thinnest laptop, the Acer Aspire S5, at CES, the global gadget gathering in Las Vegas. The new laptop will take on t...

Dark Matter Cosmic Web Revealed

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

An intricate "cosmic web" of dark matter is spun across the universe, the largest ever map of the mysterious invisible substance has revealed. Astr...

New Canon PowerShot G1 X

Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

Fans of the Canon G series will be thrilled to hear there's a serious new G1 X PowerShot on the scene. The new camera, just announced at internati...

Nokia 900 Takes On Apple

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech

Nokia has announced a serious play to win back smart phone customers, with the announcement at CES of the striking new Nokia Lumia 900. The big br...

CES 2012: Samsung Unveils 'Future Proof' And Super OLED TVs

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech

Ready for a new TV? Thanks to Samsung your next set just might be the last one you ever buy. The South Korean company has just unveiled a new 'smar...

Workers Threaten Mass Suicide At Xbox 360 Factory

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech
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Top Apps To Kick Off 2012

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech

It seems you've been busy downloading new apps over the holiday period. And the top paid iPhone app we've all been clicking? Keep Calm and Carry On, p...

2012's Biggest Games

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech

So, gamers. Been going a little too hard on the mince pies? It seems some of us have been over-indulging during the Christmas holidays if rising sales...

2012: The Year Of Microsoft Windows?

Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Tech

Could 2012 be the year of Microsoft Windows? With the number of killer Microsoft announcements in these early days of the new year, it's beginning to ...

Mobile Phone Shopping Surge Amongst 2011 Christmas Shoppers

Posted 01.12.2012 | UK Tech

The way UK consumers shopped for presents this Christmas was completely different to any previous year, according to the annual survey by internationa...